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Baby Names Inspired by Artists

Creative baby names can be found by looking at the names of artists (and architects and designers). These baby names capture the artists' creative spirit, give your child an international role model, and are cool all at the same time. The following list encompasses both first (JASPER Johns) and last (Alexander CALDER) names, which have been drawn from all over the aesthetic map.
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  • Aalto

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    The last name of Finnish moderne designer/architect makes an original, creative choice.  Read More 

  • Alaia

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    Fashion designer surname could make exotic first.  Read More 

  • Amedeo

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    This euphonious Italian name, often associated with the painter Modigliani, makes a recommended creative choice. The Spanish tend to spell it Amadeo. Read More 

  • Angelico

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    The great pre-Renaissance painter known as Fra Angelico was actually born Guido di Pietro, but his nom d'art might work for your little angel. Read More 

  • Ansel

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    Ansel, primarily associated with the great western photographer Ansel Adams, famed for his magnificent photographs of the Yosemite Valley, could make a creative artist-hero choice. For Adams it was... Read More 

  • Anselm

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    A somewhat solemn appellation, Anselm is a saint's name, connected to the twelfth century archbishop of Canterbury, and in modern times tied to the German neo-expressionist painter Anselm Kiefer.  Read More 

  • Armani

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    Although this is catching on along with other brand names, we think it's better to use a personal family name than to appropriate Giorgio's.  Read More 

  • Azzedine

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    Tunisian fashion designer Azzedine Alaia's singular first name seems to belong to him alone. Read More 

  • Blake

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    The unisex Blake, which indeed has two conflicting meanings, has a briskly efficient image when used for a girl. Though in the eighties it was seen very much as a male name, epitomized by the cha... Read More 

  • Bohan

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    The surname of influential French fashion designer Marc Bohan could make a modern-sounding two-syllable boy's name, though it might be confused with BOWEN. Read More 

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